It seems that regarding injuries we are finally looking to be a full squad at the start of the second half of the season. The eternally injured Nuri Shahin has been practicing more during training camp, although Tuchel still has him doing less due to muscle problems. Also Erik Durm who has been injured for the whole season is training with the team although Tuchel also said that he is practicing less than the rest of the team due to a dislocated neck. There’s no word on when these two will be able to return to full training but things are looking better for them to become parts of our rotation as the season moves on. This is will be very useful considering we have a title race, Pokal , and Europa league to win.
An injury that may be more worrying is muscle problems from Sven Bender which are keeping him from running full practices. Bender has been such an important defensive rotation player this year especially for week games. Fortunately Tuchel didn’t seem too worried about Bender and hopefully we’ll see him on the bench for our match against BMG later this month.